UCLA – MFA in Film Directing

Posted on June 1, 2007

I hold an MFA in Film Directing and Production from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. I attended from 2002 to 2007 and completed coursework in all aspects of film production including writing, directing, cinematography, editing, sound recording, editing and design, producing, casting, distribution and marketing, music for film, television production and critical studies.

My work there taught me the art of collaboration, the rewards of careful planning, and the joys of motion picture storytelling.

My time there also enhanced my skills as an educator, not only in my work as a teaching assistant for demanding production classes, but through my projects with the ArtsBridge Scholar program that gave me an opportunity to teach documentary film production to fifth grade public elementary students.

UCLA gave me the opportunity to continue to develop and master the skills I had begun to acquire through my creative experiments at UC Berkeley, and also enhanced my perspective into the current state of media arts and the possibilities for their future. While still at UCLA I became very interested in interactive, computational and networked art, which drew my attention towards work being done at USC and the creation of the iMAP PhD program.

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